City of Prattville to demolish old plant, build hiking trails - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

City of Prattville to demolish old plant, build hiking trails

Location of new biking and hiking trails Location of new biking and hiking trails
Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie makes announcement LIVE on Today in Alabama Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie makes announcement LIVE on Today in Alabama
Plans for the new area in Prattville Plans for the new area in Prattville
PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

The City of Prattville Wednesday morning made a big announcement that city residents will benefit from. Mayor Bill Gillespie spoke with WSFA 12 News Today in Alabama reporter Melissa Johnson during a new segment called "Hometown Spotlight".

The mayor says the city is planning to demolish the old Gloria Plant and will replace it with new biking and hiking trails and neighborhood improvements.

Mayor Gillespie says the plans are "all about a family togetherness." and adds that the landscape of the near the plant should completely change over the next couple of years.

Demolition starts later this week.

Following the demolition of the old plant, the city will reactivate the Trails Committee to begin planning for the biking and hiking trails. Next, grants will be established to improve the nearby neighborhoods. The city also plans to get some citizen input on the project.

Prattville's announcement is the beginning of Melissa's new series called "Hometown Spotlight" where each week WSFA 12 News will spotlight a different city or town in our viewing area. 

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:10:16 GMT
    KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    More >>

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    More >>
  • Breaking

    Kirbyville High School principal resigns, then shoots, kills self in parking lot

    Kirbyville High School principal resigns, then shoots, kills self in parking lot

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:31:33 GMT

    Following his resignation Tuesday afternoon, the principal of Kirbyville High School walked out his truck, where he apparently shot and killed himself, according to police.

    More >>

    Following his resignation Tuesday afternoon, the principal of Kirbyville High School walked out his truck, where he apparently shot and killed himself, according to police.

    More >>
  • Playboy model pleads no contest for post of nude woman

    Playboy model pleads no contest for post of nude woman

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:45:21 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:45:21 GMT

    A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal...

    More >>

    A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal charge in Los Angeles.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly